Gift From Within: Art Page 2

Christy Pardee

“I exhibit PTSD symptoms for two reasons. I experienced a rape at the hands of a boyfriend of 3 years, and, for many years as a child, I was left alone with my mother who was psychotically schizophrenic. I have worked hard to overcome these traumas.

Over the past 10 years I have taken many art courses, focusing on figurative drawing. Also my background in psychology helped me learn to express my story.. Also, I am always grateful for the Art Therapy group I was permitted to participate in through St. Luke’s rape counseling center in NYC. That was an incredible experience. Each of my works shows a range of emotion-no one work tackles a single issue. Through training as an artist, I have learned to express the feelings of rage, confusion, anxiety, powerlessness and loneliness that the traumatic experiences brought.”

Christy Pardee
cpardee@earthlink.net

“Afflictions of the Butterfly Goddess”
Christy Pardee
“Vision”
Christy Pardee
“Spotlight”
Christy Pardee
“Lightening”
Christy Pardee
“Havok”
Christy Pardee
“Tree”
Christy Pardee
“Aura”
Christy Pardee
“Away”
Christy Pardee
“Distance”
Christy Pardee
“Falling”
Christy Pardee